Our driver will meet you at your Arusha or Moshi hotel for a early morning drive toward Arusha National Park, a multi-faceted jewel, often overlooked by tourists, despite offering the opportunity to explore a beguiling diversity of habitats within a few hours..
The entrance gate leads into shadowy montane forest inhabited by inquisitive blue monkeys and colourful turacos and trogons – the only place on the northern safari circuit where the acrobatic black-and-white colobus monkey is easily seen. In the midst of the forest stands the spectacular Ngurdoto Crater, whose steep, rocky cliffs enclose a wide marshy floor dotted with herds of buffalo and warthog. Three most notable features of this park are Mount Meru (Tanzania’s second highest peak at 4566m), Momela Lakes, and the 3km wide Ngurdoto Crater, which was formed about 15 mill. years ago!
We will enjoy a picnic lunch inside the park and do a morning and afternoon game drive, visiting both the Momela Lakes and the Ngurdoto Crater. Wildlife which could be seen include African buffalos, elephants, hippos, giraffe, warthogs, antelopes, zebras, blue monkeys and sometimes a rare leopard or hyena. Late afternoon we depart for Arusha where we will end our safari adventure. At the end of this tour you will be taken back to your hotel, which concludes our tour package.